Do you change your skin care routine as the seasons change? Winter brings with it drier air and colder temperatures – both harsh conditions for your skin. Alpha Skin Care is aware that dry skin can be uncomfortable and irritating for our customers through the winter. Over the next month in a series of blog posts, we want to share some helpful ways to update your routine and avoid dry skin this winter. Let’s get started with number one!
1. Avoid Long Showers and Hot Baths
The first tip is to avoid taking long hot showers or baths. As tempting as it can be to soak for hours in the bath after being outside in the cold, try and remember that the longer and hotter the exposure to water, the more moisture your skin is going to lose. The outermost layer of your skin contains oils and skin cells that help your skin retain moisture. That layer takes a beating in the shower because hot water and soap strip away the skin’s oil barrier.
When you step out of the shower or bath, you may notice signs that your skin is drying out – redness, itchiness, or tightness. Dry winter air doesn’t help the problem so try to keep your water temperature lukewarm and your showers less than ten minutes long. If you keep the thermostat on your water heater low, you won’t even have the option to turn your water up too hot when you’re in the shower. Low temperatures, quick exposure, and a good moisturizer immediately after the shower will help keep your skin soft and moisturized!
At Alpha Skin Care we formulate products with naturally powerful ingredients that really work for beauty you can see and feel. We want to give you everything you need for healthy, radiant skin – and nothing you don’t! For more information or to find our products, go to http://www.neotericcosmetics.com.